I almost did the same. This thing is so tiny when folded that it slips into a little velvet faced bag that's small enough to fit into the door-grab area on the passenger doors. I leave one in the bottom cup holder area on the passenger rear door.Oh man, these look great. I had no idea they existed. I was tired of slipping off of the bare door latch so purchased a tire step, but it's more platform / size than I really need.
Bumping this topic to see if anyone has installed aftermarket running boards? Wife is short so she is looking to add them instead of sliding out of the Ascent.
My kid is younger and does need help and I don't off-road, so why is it hard to understand that different people have different needs? I just want a comfortable family vehicle that doesn't require me to pick up my kid every time. My old Traverse had running boards and the kids were able to jump in and out without an adult intervening. I want to do the same with my Ascent, don't care much about clearance.Also confused, our 4 year old has no issue getting in and out, and it seems like running boards would just add clearance and interference issues. Feels like I'm maybe missing something.
Right now my kid gets mud everywhere from the neck down, I can deal with my own pants just fine as I've been doing for years. The height on the Ascent is about the same as the Traverse, Atlas, etc. and they both have running boards available from the manufacturer as an option, so there's obviously some smart people that did market research and figured that there's a need for running boards on both those "lower vehicles", especially for little ones. The same demographic is buying the Ascent, so it should be very easy to understand. What should be hard to understand is why off-roaders would buy an Ascent which is a people-hauler (essentially a minivan disguised as SUV). Subaru die-hard fans (those mud-loving people) simply need to accept the fact that the Ascent is for a different demographics. To each his own.Running boards for? Are there really that many hot, short, nannies sporting mini skirts driving Ascents?
A running board on lower vehicles like the Ascent are fantastic at getting mud all over your pant legs. The step in height to the Ascent isn’t much. I’m truly baffled by this request.